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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
for the president and the next president of the united states barack obama! >> reporter: now the democrats have officially nominated the president for a second term, tonight he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. the obama campaign insists the change of venue is not due to lack of enthusiasm and it's turning tens of thousands of people away. brandi hitt, abc news, charlotte. >>> his report said that his gunfired as he was being assaulted by a teenager this morning. surveillance video tells a different story. abc2 news linda so is here to tell us why one prince george's county police officer right now has a lot of explaining to do. >> reporter: the pge county officer were on patrol. the officers thought a robbery was about to happen and they followed him into the store. no crime was committed but what happened next was caught on surveillance video and it's raising a lot of concerns. take a look. you can see the 19-year-
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
minier netanyahu has suggested he wants more of a clear red line from the united states. what's your red line with iran? >> my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon. iran is a nuclear nation, is unacceptable to the united states of america. >> president obama said exactly the same thing. he said it's unacceptable for iran to have a nuclear weapon. your red line is the same as his. >> i laid out what i would do to keep iran from reaching that red line. crippling sanctions need to be put in place. when dissidents took to the streets of tehran, the president was silent. in addition, i think ahmadinejad should have been indicted for incitation to genocide. >> but your red line going forward is the same? >> and recognize that when one says that it's unacceptable to the united states of america, that that means what it says. >> you mentioned president obama's likability. we had a poll question this week, asking who would you rather have dinner with. right now, president obama is beating you by about 19 points on that. try and convince people that they're wrong. bring us inside. what w
ABC
Sep 15, 2012 12:00am EDT
. and music from everclear. >> i am proud to accept your nomination for president of the united states. thank you. >> "jimmy kimmel live," comi >> jimmy, i'm been moving to ask you, can i get some time off? >> jimmy: why? >> i think i'm going to win the ford fusion nascar contest on random acts of fusion.com. >> jimmy: i didn't understand any of that. what would you win? >> tickets to a race, v.i.p. access -- >> jimmy: v.i.p. access? >> and a ride around the track with trevor bayne. >> jimmy: i don't know, guillermo. i really need you here at the show. who would read the teleprompter? what would you do if you were in my shoes? >> let's switch and i'll show you. >> jimmy: okay, all right. let's switch seats. >> all right, here. put this on. so, you're going to be me and i'm going to be you, okay? >> jimmy: okay. all right. >> so, guillermo, i hear you want some time off to win the ford fusion nascar contest. >> jimmy: si. >> how -- how would you put yourself into my shoes? >> jimmy: i don't know how i would put myself into your shoes. >> i'm sorry, guillermo, you can go. you're the best. i'm a
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 12:00am EDT
of the united states. thank you. [ applause ] sorry, i was watching c-span all day. you know, this democratic national convention wraps up in charlotte tonight. there were a lot of speeches, touting president obama's accomplishments since he took office andsama bin laden is dead and the oil industry has pulled through pretty well. but in 2008 there was no snooki and no honey boo boo. snooki even had a child and someone has to be held accountable. that's my take on this. former president clinton made an impression last night with his speech. he's a great public speaker. a lot of his speech was improvis improvised, but he does the trick where he imagines everybody in the audience is naked, except hillary. [ laughter ] mrs. clinton watched her husband's speech via computer. this photograph has been widely circulated online today. they seem so happy together when they're not together, don't they? [ laughter ] it gave me a sense of noft algia to see clinton on stage speaking like that. when he was president, the biggest problem we had was ross and rachel were going to get back to together, and the
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Sep 7, 2012 4:55am EDT
will be identical to the ones sold here in the united states. >> they do tend to change them a little bit when they sell them overseas. they have to right? well baltimore will tay tribute to art modell this morning. we have details coming up because the team wants you to show newspaper good morning --up. >> good morning maryland at 5 begins right now. >> you are watching the stationthat works for you, now, good morning maryland. >> remembering a baltimore sports ledge en. how to pay -- leng end. how to -- legend. how how to pay tribute to art modell. >> the o's taking game one against the yankees in this thrilling fashion. we have all the details. >> get your purple on. maybe a little splash of orange. nfl season kicking off. we are live at the ravens caravan on this friday i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. if you are thinking what to wear, you can take a cue from lynette charles. -- cue from lynette charles. >> orange and purple. yes. we love it. and you know, what i am smiling because the weather is going to hold up for the game this evening and also when the ravens play on monday
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 6:30pm EDT
he's cooperating with the united states. he sails more arrests will follow. meanwhile, two u.s. destroyers have been positioned off the coast of libya and an elite team of 50 u.s. marines has arrived here to guard the u.s. embassy and to assess security. nonessential personnel have been evacuated to germany. the mood here on the streets, calm but tense. people here coming up to us, saying, please tell the people in america we are so sorry. now, let's turn to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack just inside the compound easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed, while two others were in the house used as a safe haven. it's where some of the employees had taken refuge during the attack. we now know that inside that battle, a former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and determined that the security was appro
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
to libya, chris stevens. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked t
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also abc's barbara walters will be here because she spoke with the president and mrs. obama but first, abc white house correspondent jake tapper at the united nations with what happened there. jake. >> reporter: good evening, diane. today's political back and forth represents the highest of stakes with president obama coming to the united nations meeting with leaders for the annual meeting of the general assembly. as president obama arrived in new york city today, mitt romney is focused on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether the recent events in the islam world gave the president pause about the arab spring movement. the president said no. >> i'm sure there will be bumps in the road. >> reporter: in pueblo, colorado the the republican nominee down played the president. >> he said the phelps in the middle east were bumps in
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 2:35am EDT
claims uncover secrets hidden from everyday americans. >> the united states government give away tens of billions of dollars a year that you never have to pay back. >> misha: billions of dollars that he claims are available, but the government is covering up. >> these are paybacks, so they make sure that the lobbyists and the corporate donors get the free money from the government. >> misha: trudeau should know. >> i'm a former insider who's come out and shared information that the government and various corporations don't want people to know about. >> misha: in fact, the him from appearing on tv, and he fears his book may be next. trudeau's claims on the surface appear outrageous. we figured we'd find out pretty quickly if this is a scam or not by putting them to the test. ...he is claiming there's some $33 billion out there that the government is holding. would you believe me if i told you that there's billions of dollars out there? >> i would think no... that, that sounds nuts. >> i think i'd know if i'm missing money. >> misha: but even more surprising, how simple trudeau says it
ABC
Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
the greatest cluster which has occurred, certainly, in the united states, that i'm aware of. >> reporter: so far, eight people have come down with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rodents burrowed into tents. now, a second campsite in tuolomne. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolomne visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they quickly give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. and tourists are worried. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is by breathing in particles of mouse feces and fluid. and it has to be an inclosed area, somewhere where there's not a lot of ventilation. >> r
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 11:35pm EDT
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. infringement upon my social well-being and freedom. speaking of freedom - it is preposterous to suggest that i must have my homework done before playing video games. i know my rights, and you can't tell me what to do. mom, dad, you have thirty seconds for a response. does every conversation with your teen turn into a debate? call the boys town national hotline at 800-448-3000, or visit parenting.org. trained counselors are on call 24-7 to help with parenting problems. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00am EDT
, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose it's "sportscenter." and my wife thinks it's a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight -- 50,000 editions later, it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> a way of life for so many
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 5:30am EDT
right now in the northeast. this is because of an anti-his la movie made in the united states. and they're attacking the police and firing with tear gas near the u.s. embassy near cairo ekept. and that is happening across the middle east having everybody on high alert. >> reporter: violent anti- american protests continue in the middle east this morning. police are using tear gas to disperse the crowds and managed to keep the protester as way from the embassy's compound. and the government is monitoring the situation after a blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think we consider them and ally but we don't consider them and enemy. >> reporter: protesters smashed windows and walls. this was sparked by an anti- muslim film made in the u.s. that mocks the profit mohammed. >> this movie is disgusting and there's no excuse at all to responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: this began on the and sers of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consul lit in libya that left four americans dead, including the u.s. a.m. ambassador and two navy sa
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 6:30am EDT
-american fury is boiling over in the arab world touched off by an inflammatory movie made in the united states. >> reporter: violent anti- american protests continue to rage across the arab world this morning. protesters are facing off against egyptian forces outside the embassy in cairo. they have managed to keep the protester as way from the embassy's compound. and the government is monitoring the situation after a reportedly blunt exchange between president obama and the egyptian president. >> i don't think that we would consider them and ally. but we don't consider them and enemy. >> reporter: they smashed window dollars and climbed the walls in the capital. this was sparked by an anti- u.s. film made in the u.s. that mocked mohammed. >> it's disgusting. there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: the violence began on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consulate in libya, killing four americans, including the u.s. ambassador and two seal. >> we're going to bring those that killed our americans to justice. >> glenn
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30am EDT
or padding. this is according to the new report there. were 98,000 trampoline related injuries in the united states in 2009 alone and authors of the report argue trampolines should be used for sports such as gymnastics. and only under adult supervision. >>> boats carrying nearly 150 pound of marijuana has capsized near jacksonville florida. look at the aerial pictures showing beachgoers helping fish and wildlife officials carry several large packages of pot to the shore. now the boat apparently belonged to drug smugglers and had no markings or registration. officials determined no one was on board the boat. local, state and federal officials working to find out who is responsible for the vessel and, of course, the contents on it. >>> you are told to watch what you eat and in the case of one man it may have saved his life. he grabbed grapes and apple out of the refrigerator and arranged them on a plate but before taking a bite he noticed a black widow spider on his apple e put it in jar -- he put it in jar and contacted the store where he bought it they gabe him his mother back and they the s
ABC
Sep 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
to get her judge return her 3-year-old and 5-year-old children to the united states, rather than remain in france with her ex. we'll talk to her in an exclusive interview in a moment. first, the latest from abc's tanya rivero. >> reporter: actress kelly rutherford is seen here back to work in new york, on the set of "gossip girl." her first appearance at work after the devastating custody ruling, keeping her children away. on the show, she plays a posh and polished mom, that rarely loses her cool. >> nothing ruins a family reputation faster than a money fight. >> reporter: but behind the scenes, the three-year fight with her ex-husband, daniel giersch, over custody of their two children, ages 3 and 5, is reportedly crushing her. on tuesday, a judge ordered the children remain in france with their father, who they've been visiting over the summer. friday, rutherford asked the judge for a stay, which would have brought the kids back to new york while she appeals. but the stay was denied, destroying her last hope of getting the children back before school. giersch is a european citizen, wh
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. >>> george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars. ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's veg
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> the tallest in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start this fight. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of ti
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Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
forward. >> let us move forward, not back by reelecting barack obama, president of the united states. god bless you all. >>reporter: it's been widely speculated that o'malley is speaking a presidential run in 2016. politico is reporting that later this morning o'malley is set to have breakfast with iowa's delegation to the dnc. as you know, i-wa is one of the states that always holds its caucuses before any other state. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> the 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at perry hall is facing a lot of charges. 29 in all. a grand jury handed down the indictment in that case against the man. those charges include nine kounlts of attempted murder, nine kounlts of first-degree assault. he critically injured a 17-year- old. eight other potential victims are >>> parents along with students at perry hall, they want to see some changes at their school to prevent something like this from ever happening again. a community meeting last night brought out hundreds of people. the principle, george roberts listened in and answered questions. the superintendent dr. dallas dan
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 4:55am EDT
american jobs. governor romney, just because you banked against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> politico is reporting that this morning governor o'malley is set to have breakfast with iowa's delegations de democratic national convention. he's not talking about any plans for 2016, but iowa is a state that holds caucuses before any other state's primaries, something a lot of people are speculating about this morning. >>> 10 minutes after 5:00. let's get a check with lynette and the weather. how's it going out there? >> not too bad. we're pretty quiet right now. if you're heading out to the airport this morning, bwi's temperature at 78 degrees. so that's what we're dealing with this morning, temperatures that are quite warm, well above average. the visibility not such an issue, but we are very humid outside. that sunrise coming in at 6:39 this morning and it is getting later and later. as we look at what's going on on the satellite and radar, not a whole lot of rain out there this morning, but we are dealing with plenty of cloud cover
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >>reporter: now, it's been widely speculated that o'malley is seeking a presidential bid in 2016. politico is reporting that later this morning o'malley is set to have breakfast with iowa's delegation to the dnc. as you know, iowa is the state that always holds its caucuses before any other state. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> news time right now 5:36. in news around the nation, an unusual scene in washington state that leads to the arrest of a naked man. now, police say that the man tackled two teens, then walked away. when police showed up on the scene, the man jumped into a lake. remember, he's naked the whole time. he swam to the middle of the water and then is seen clinging to a buoy. so police boats tried to get him to swim ashore, however, the man resisted, swimming away from the boats. this went on like this for nearly three hours until police were able to catch up with him and arrest him. >>> a family in california says that they were discriminated against on an airline
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
presidt of the united states, barack obama. >> reporter: now that democrats have officially nominated the president for a second term, tonight, he must sell voters on his plan for the next four years. but he won't do it at the open-air bank of america stadium. the obama camp is moving his speech indoors to this smaller venue because of possible thunderstorms. and the obama campaign insists this change of venue is not because of lack of enthusiasm. because they say they had to turn away tens of thousands of supporters for tonight. rob and paula, back to you. >> brandi, last night, the former president went chapter and verse, through so many of the talking points we heard in tampa. the bailout, medicare, the debt. point by point. has mitt romney had any response yet to the speech? >> reporter: the romney campaign immediately responded. and they say they believed that clinton was highlighting obama's failures. that clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and the current president. they pointed out that clinton balanced the budget and he worked across the aisle. and he said he left
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> reporter: he even threw a few punches at mitt romney over foreign policy. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: vice president joe biden also laid out plenty of attacks, while defending the president. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> reporter: the night was full of celebrities, performances, and tears, as former congresswoman gabby giffords delivered the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: at the end of the night, the president hit home his same message from 2008. >> if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you, tonight, for your vote. >> reporter: you can see the party is now over. but the campaign continues. both the obamas and bidens are going to be traveling to new hampshire this afternoon to campaign. and it comes on
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the united states. you have to show some respect. >> it's a good comical items and that's all it is. it doesn't pick one political candidate over another. >> the store owner has said that the romney bop has not been made because they have not had calls for them. we posted this on the facebook page and received a dozen responses. we want to know what you think because we he were chatting about this in the newsroom this morning. >> yeah. the appropriateness of how we go after our political candidates and elected officials. they open themselves up to levels of criticism but is this going too far? let us know what you think at the abc2 news facebook site. >> how happy are your-- >>> how happy that the kids are back in school? >> our video clip of the day. a mom so excited she couldn't hide it. and you will see it coming up in few. [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuf
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am EDT
that a candidate for the president of united states would go behind doors to wealthy donors that say americans are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. president obama had his own moment caught on tape at a fund-raiser. in which he said some voters cling to their guns and religion. >> it's not surprising to me that they get bitter. >> reporter: four years later, it's romney explaining his own words, just as the campaign was looking to reboot, after their convention gave them no bounce. and with the president leading in many key battleground states. david muir, abc news, new york. >> the buzz on this story is expected to grow with the release of more video clips. but we're unlikely to see romney today, as he has no public events on his schedule. >>> the other major story we're following is unfolding in afghanistan this morning. the deadliest attacks so far to avenge that american-made film insulting the prophet muhammad. a suicide bomber driving a car filled with explosives, slammed into a minivan with foreign aid workers traveling to kabul's airport. a military islamic gr
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Sep 18, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of this mexican prison, 129 inmates, are free after a daring escape just three miles from the united states. this border crossing at eagle pass, texas is on alert and residents of the sleepy border city have been warned to call police if they see strangers. mexican prosecutors say the escapees, including many members of violent drug cartels, dug a tunnel through the prisos workshop. while a great escape through a tunnel may remind you of the "shawshank redemption," in this case it wasn't just one escapee. all 129 squeezed one by one through an opening a few feet wide. they used ropes and electric cables to full them suches to the guard tower where they tied up the guard. next they cut the chain link fence that stood between them and freedom and ran for it. authorities think the tunnel had been around a few months and doubt the inmates dug it without anyone knowing. in fact, police have detained the prison director and a dozen guards suspecting this escape was an "inside job." tonight, mexican special forces working to put the escapees back there. ryan owen, abc news, dallas. >>> now we have
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Sep 19, 2012 4:55am EDT
what c-span does and get a little workshop on the political process of the united states. >> those who watched the presentation yesterday about the importance of voting. they also used the interactive kiosk [ inaudible ] in issues central to this current campaign. >>> a 2-year-old pup right now on the payroll at mount washington pediatric hospital. how cute is this? check out this lab named yuba. right now he's charged with helping young patients and their caregivers. he's trained to respond to 40 different commands, for example, opening doors. yuba is also very good at reducing a patient's anxiety during painful treatment. >>> here's what we're working on for you on "good morning maryland," coming up at 5:00, beer, it gets political. we're going to tell you about a new brew that is making a statement months before the election. >>> and it's the list kids love and parents dread. toys r us releasing their hot toys list for the 2012 shopping season. we're going to take a look at what made the cuts this year. these stories and a whroal lot more coming up on "good morning maryland" at 5
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
-- >> no, it is absolutely true. it take is a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of de
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Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
a turnaround. we got a campaign that's tied with an incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: that's what romney says. while he seizes on the president's line that he can't change washington from the inside, the romney campaign is changing. with aides promising an intense battleground schedule. colorado tonight. bus tour in ohio. campaigning in virginia. romney doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum made a saturday visit. picking up a milwaukee, and hitting a couple of fund-raisers. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses, or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by
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Sep 19, 2012 12:00am EDT
economies in the world. i solemnly swear i will support the constitution of the united states. i went from being the terminator to being the governator. this story, you know. are you ready for the story? you don't know? wow. wow what a title! it was a long journey, i know, but i hope it was worth it. big news out of chicago. after a long week and a half for parents. chicago teachers today voted to end their strike. which means almost 400,000 students are heading back to class tomorrow. that's good news. the teachers didn't get everything they wanted - but they did get more money - and prevented the school district from increasing class size they claim that some classes have 45 kids in them. which is -- no teachers should be responsible for more children at one time than the octomom. neat my opinion. so, good news for teachers, good news for parents - and the worst news ever for kids. and one more thing. on sunday night, i am hosting the 64th annual primetime emmy awards here on abc. and in anticipation of the emmys, i thought it would be fun to play a game with our celebrity-obsessed frien
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
with the president of the united states. i have the feeling that the reporters were going through and got caught up in my tv show and got con us fooed with the reality tv show. >> the president on that show loo looks nothing like our show. >> the president on our show is white and republican and all of that. and they do get hot and heavy -- >> jimmy: is there a problem with you and michelle obama? >> no i'm on a committee -- >> jimmy: that's how i would do it if i was here. keep your enemies close. i would keep you close. put you on committees. >> i can't stay out of the white house if i'm meeting at the white house. >> jimmy: there would be a lot of checks and balances. scarlett johansson was number two on that list. she is up to something. isn't she? >> the first couple is so in love. >> jimmy: why would the "enquirer" print it if it wasn't true. >> sure, sure. that's where i get our news. >> jimmy: so i'm going to be on your show. >> he's going to be on our show. >> jimmy: it was a role i was literally born to play -- >> you're playing yourself. >> jimmy: it's very good. have you seen it? it's a
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Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear program, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excuse by the west to dominate his countr
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Sep 14, 2012 2:35am EDT
for the night. >> hey, wally. it's not what you think. >> its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose sportscenter. ha-ha. and my wife thinks it is a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight. >> 50,000 editions later it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> not the only ones doing crazy things. >> they're fantastic. aren't they amazing. best in the biz. >> an ad agency out of portland. don't know if they still have them. brilliant. >> put it on the map. sportscenter first aired, measly 1.4 million. the figure, 93.8 million. >> starting on cable. taking a risk. people don't then itting they would make it. well they made it. they're thinking in the future you will be able to actually program your own sportscenter and what high legts ylighthighl. espn.com, they have dallas, l.a., new york, boston, chicago. already working toward that. and their anchors will customize highlights for local affiliates in big markets as well. on their way. >> cool. congratulations to espn. >> don't get to watch it
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Sep 15, 2012 8:00am EDT
. and may god bless these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what is the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this? >> reporter: well, lama mentioned already, that more reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to some of the leaders there. telling them, it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis has a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some
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Sep 18, 2012 2:35am EDT
of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the american people view themselves as victims. romney held an impromptu press conference in california to respond. >> the president believes in what i described as a government centered society. it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i am speaking off the cuff in response to a question. and i am sure i could state it more clearly in a more effective way. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news, washington. >> i suspect he will be stating it in more different ways for days to come. >> exactly. i am troubled by the fact that if you are elected president, you do have to make -- remarks that are, off the cuff, you have to be pretty diplomatic, you have meetings with heads of state. >> sure. >> and you have to choose your words carefully. so, i think in today's age when you know everything is being videotaped, to sort of say something like that, even to private, private group, private donors, and basically writing off 50% of the country, you intend to lead. it is very troubling a
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Sep 22, 2012 12:00am EDT
. 2,500 bucks, man. that's pretty sweet. >> jimmy: you're one of the richest men in the united states. >> yes, i am one of the wealthiest men. >> jimmy: one of the savviest businessmen ever. for those that don't know -- >> filthy rich, by the way, ladies. ing this man >>jimmy: this man, in the most brilliant move ever, did a commercial for supercuts despite the fact that he's completely bald. [ applause ] >> unprecedented. you're right. >> jimmy: how are things going without me. do you miss me at all? >> no. we can't afford you. you're big now. >> jimmy: yeah, right. >> you got a lot of money. how much are they paying you? seriously, tell me. >> jimmy: you want to know in money or bales of hay? hey, the last time you were here, you had a program called "pigs for jesus" going on. >> got in a lot of trouble for that. >> jimmy: you did. and -- >> don't laugh. >> jimmy: people thought you were joking. it was not a joke. >> dead serious. let me tell you what it was, folks. pigs for jesus, i'm baptist. everybody is baptist where i'm from in the south. except those who haven't been messed wi
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: president obama came to the charlotte arena with several key points he wanted to convey. including that things were different from the jubilance of four years ago. >> times have changed and so have i. i'm no longer just a candidate. i'm the president. >> reporter: he said there remained much work to do. but the country is on the right track. >> we're getting back to basics. and doing what america's always done best. we are making things again. >> reporter: he jeeringly, sneeringly, suggested mitt romney is not up to being commander in chief. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy in beijing, when you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. >> reporter: and that romney's economic proposals would be a disaster for the middle-class. >> what did bill clinton call it? you do the arithmetic. >> reporter: he saved the soaring orrty for the end of his speech. >> i never said this would be easy. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer. but we travel it together. we don
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
necklaces are big right now. one of these has never been seen in the united states. >> exclusively here on "good morning america" for the first time. >> i knew you were a big fan. i wanted to bring these. all three of these normally range from -- $89 to $178. but these are slashed by 60%. starting at just over $35. >> that's such a cool woman-run company. >> it is. so empowering to women, too. we can bring josh in to help us. >> bring it home. >> i wanted this. >> do you want to show that off right there? >> lara, what were you doing back there? >> what happened right there? >> apparently, they're really delicious. >> we're running out of time for the segment. so, i needed the test, for you. >> exactly. >> this is the fashionista dozen. d.c. cupcakes, a fabulous show on tlc. smell it. >> what? >> i think that's the lava chocolate one with butter cake. you get a big assortment of 12 cupcakes, red velvet, chocolate, vanilla. the most amazing frosting. normally $29. >> delicious purse. >> normally $29. slashed in half. $14.50 for the dozen. when you go online today to place your order, you
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
, the president of the united states will be here this afternoon visiting with some of isaac's victims. sam? >> always important to make the trip down, especially when folks have had a tough time from a storm like this. one of the most -- i think important moments of the storm. ginger zee is live beside us. not just the flooding. we expected that. we expected the winds. but 44 tornadoes from the system as it moved up through america's heartland. that was an incredible number. >> we don't usually see that many. it's all weekend and continues the severe weather threat. you believe we're stil talking about this guy. it's not isaac anymore. not remnants or leftovers. it means a whole lot of rain in a whole lot of places from the carolinas through atlanta, birmingham today. one to two inches. tomorrow, here's where it gets interesting. everybody is going back to school and work. you get two to three inches from north of philadelphia to boston. i have to leave you with the severe threat today in the south. atlanta, you're included in there. back to sam and lara. >> unbelievable this much of the c
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Sep 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
was told she shouldn't compete in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so s paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport, serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player'
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the 9/11 attack, the united states is expected to compensate rescue workers and people living near ground zero who may have gotten cancer as a result of toxins. the government is about to announce that about 50 types of cancers will be compensated by a fund. >>> and now there's outrage on the new costs at the memorial center. the new estimate finds it will cost roughly $60 million a year to operate. local officials are now appealing for more government subsidies. >>> and new numbers out this morning, show that president obama is taking a small lead over mitt romney in the race for president. and also in the race for cash, $114 million in august, surpassing romney for the first time since last spring. the president taking a day off the campaign trail today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. on sunday, romney said there are elements of the president's health care law that he would keep. he also claims from the white house that he's changed his position. >>> also, fire crews in central washington state are battling dozens of wildfires sparked by lightn
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
the president as inept. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country conside itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from iracquiring a nuclear weap. and the u.s. will not shrink to justice, those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mtitt romne has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporr: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there's a rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here, to find political advantage. and in this case, that's profoundly offensive. >> reporter: the romney campaign is also posting to a clip online about the president's "60 minutes" interview, about his campaign ad. >> do we see us going over the mistakes that are made or areas where there's no doubt that somebody could dispute how we ar
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Sep 24, 2012 2:05am EDT
, it doesn't need a turnaround. we have a campaign that is tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims that want handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround, his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted comments like this from ann romney a few days ago. >> stop it. this is ha
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
-muslim movie produced in the united states. >>> and a scare for the u.s. ambassador to china. his cadillac was surrounded by a mob throwing bottles, outside the embassy in beijing. they were protesting japan's claim to a chain of disputed islands off the coast. guards had to run to surround the ambassador's car and escort him to safety. >>> and schools are back open in chicago this morning for the first time in more than a week. union members voted to end their strike, even though their new contract had not yet been ratified. both sides compromised. the school day will be longer. but teachers will get a 17% raise over the next four years. and they'll be evaluated in part on their students' test scores. >>> and a wake-up call about america's expanding waistline and rising health care costs. a new report estimates by 2030, more than a dozen states will have obesity rates over 60%. that means six in ten people will be roughly 30 pounds or more over their desired weight. >>> and an intriguing scrap of paper, smaller than a business card, is re-igniting an age-old religious debate, did jesus ha
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
's taking over the united states. pop sensation, olly murs, invading times square this morning. he's been burning up the charts with his hit, "heart skips a beat." his new album, "right place, right time" is out in december. he's going to perform. but first, let's catch up with olly. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> you started singing karaoke. you got on "x factor." how did you get here? >> i saw the advert on tv. and three years later i did "x-factor" with simon cowell. here i am. thank you for having me. >> simon cowell said this is the easiest yes he had ever given. did you know at that point that you were going to make it? when simon cowell gave you that huge boost of approval? >> i thought he was lying, to be honest. it was amazing. it's every guy's dream or anyone who applies for "x-factor's" dream. >> touring america. what was that like? >> it was a great journey. we did the whole of america in six weeks. it was great to tour and meet with their fans. all of them have been amazing. really good support for me. and they sung all my songs. it's been great. it'
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
this particular fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire, charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest-hit areas of louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you well know, the presidential visit in the face of a natural disaster, that's become part of a tradition. the president was here to shake some hands and offer some more federal assistance. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know about you guys. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of h
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facin an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. >>> now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a day
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